The diagnostic imaging department provides a variety of diagnostic exams for inpatients, emergency patients and outpatients. The department completes over 34,000 exams yearly. Services include:
A computed tomography , also known as a C.T. scan or a CAT scan, creates a series of images that reveal conditions not detectable with conventional X-rays. A beam of radiation is set on the studied patient and moves around the body, creating multiple cross sectional images. The patients must lie still to ensure the accuracy of the study. C.T. scans are performed by Medical Radiation Technologists who have specific training in C.T. scanning.
X-ray procedures are performed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Stevenson. No appointment is necessary for general radiography studies. Fluouroscopic examinations such as upper gastrointestinal and barium studies must be booked in advance. .
Ultrasound examinations include general, breast, obstetrical, ultrasound guided breast biopsies and venous Doppler. There are two ultrasound machines that were provided through community generosity.
The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a part of Cancer Care Ontario. It provides mammography services for women who are 50 years of age or older for breast screening.
Women over 50 years may self-refer to the OBSP and book an appointment by calling: (705) 434-5133.
A mammogram is a radiograph (X-ray) of the breast and is free-of-charge for women in Ontario. Diagnostic mammography is done on a patient who does not meet the criteria listed above for OBSP.
In order to book an appointment for a mammogram, a referral from your physician is required. An appointment can be made by calling the Imaging booking desk at extension 5133.
Stevenson conducts approximately 2,500 examinations yearly. This includes 1,800 exams that were conducted through the very successful, accredited Ontario Breast Screening Program, which began in 1999.
A bone mineral densitometry is the diagnostic process that uses a low dose X-ray instrument in order to measure the bone mineral content. This identifies those patients who have osteoporosis. Treatment may be needed in order to prevent fractures.
In order to book an appointment for a Bone Densitometry examination, a referral is required from your physician. Please book an appointment by calling extension 5133.
Echocardiography, otherwise known as a heart sonogram, provides the cardiologist with moving images of the heart, and notifies the doctor of any heart defects. Echocardiograms provide additional information in diagnosing an enlarged heart, ischemia, pericarditis, valve diseases, and chest traumas.
In order to book an appointment for an Echocardiogram examination, a referral is required from your physician. Please book an appointment by calling extension 5133.